Clinker Cement

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Clinker Cement has registered a growth over the last few years in India. The Indian cement industry is growing at a rapid pace and this has given a major boost to the production and sale of Clinker Cement in India.

The cement industry in India is highly technologically intensive and as a result, the quality of clinker cement that is produced in India is of a very high grade and is often considered among the best in the world. The production of Clinker Cement requires a lot of energy because it needs to be manufactured at the temperature of around 1400-1450 degree Celsius.

The various raw materials required for the production of Clinker Cement are:
  • Iron Ore
  • Bauxite
  • Clay
  • Limestone
  • Quartz

Clinker Cement in India is produced in such large quantities that it is able to meet the domestic demand and is also exported. In 2001- 2002, 1.76 million tons of clinker cement were exported. In 2002- 2003, that figure stood at 3.45 million tons, and in 2003- 2004 5.64 million tons of clinker cement was exported from India. This shows that the export of clinker cement from India has been increasing gradually but steadily.

Clinker Cement is usually ground with calcium sulphate so that it becomes Portland cement. It is also ground with other ingredients to produce Pozzolanic Cement, Blast Furnace Slag Cement, and Silica Fume Cement. If Clinker Cement is kept in a dry condition, it can be stored for a long period of time without any loss of its quality. It is for this reason that Clinker Cement is preferred in the construction of houses, bridges, and complexes.

The major companies producing Clinker Cement in India are:
  • ACC
  • Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd.
  • JK Cements
  • Grasim Industries and Ultra Tech
  • India Cements Ltd.

Last Updated on June 27, 2015